Screening: The Brussels Business

Screening June 29, 2012 7:00 PM

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with directors Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert.

Brussels is the second biggest lobbying capital of the world. With the existence of a strong, well organised and deeply rooted lobby network directors Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert raise the question who really runs the European Union.

The Brussels Business goes back to the first time representatives of multi national companies met on a European level to purposefully influence politics.¬†meetings would take place every six months, right before each EU summit. Nowadays Brussels is the home of 15.000 lobbyists, PR-conglomerates, and think tanks with with their own agenda’s to hand over to the political elite.

In The Brussels Business, Moser and Lietaert show a different version of the European integration, exploring the close ties of political leaders and the private sector in the process leading to the common market.

Directors: Friedrich Moser and Matthieu Lietaert
Year: 2012
Running Time: 85′